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The Legal 500 2024

The Legal 500 2024

The Legal 500 2024

Edwards Duthie Shamash in the Legal 500 2024

EDS are a well-established, well-run firm with an excellent reputation. They have a large and diverse team of lawyers. The firm is divided into specialised sections, each headed up by a senior lawyer. As a result, they offer a very wide range of legal services.

The Legal 500 2024

Edwards Duthie Shamash are delighted to announce that our Crime, Electoral, Court of Protection and Housing teams have been spoken highly of in the Legal 500 2024. We want to extend a huge congratulations to everyone mentioned.

Public Sector > Electoral TIER 2

Hall of Fame

Gerald Shamash – Edwards Duthie Shamash

Crime TIER 3

Edwards Duthie Shamash‘s criminal department is heavily involved in murder and attempted murder cases, as well as cases involving fraud, drug offences, firearms, and sexual offences. Shaun Murphy co-leads the team alongside the ‘enormously experienced‘ Rakesh Bhasin and Robert Dynowski, with Dynowski regularly advising the NEU on cases of teachers accused of crimes such as assaults or sexual offences. Shabaz Ahmed frequently advises on cases of firearms and cash in transit robberies.”

Shaun Murphy

Legal 500 Testimonials: Crime

This is a firm with a good reputation. It is one of the few firms that is able to successfully mix crime with other disciplines. Excellent support provided to counsel. They have good strength in depth with a number of excellent partners.’

Shaun Murphy is a highly experienced and efficient solicitor with well over 30 years’ experience. He is the best kind of old-fashioned solicitor, old-fashioned in the sense that he is dedicated to getting the best outcome for his clients and is capable of achieving it.

Robert Dynowski is a tour de force when it comes to representation. He is organised, intelligent and sharp. He knows how to handle the most difficult of clients and has the ability to adapt quickly to any given situation. He is someone who is not fazed by anything thrown at him, in fact he relishes a challenge and invariably always comes out on top.

Shaun Murphy is an excellent lawyer and a fine advocate. He is the one-man answer to those who say that solicitor advocates can never be as good as barrister; he is, and better than most.

Robert Dynowski is a seasoned pro. Incredibly respected and rightly so, he brings huge experience and tactical awareness to every case and is able to attract the very best counsel because of his reputation. He is one of the very best.’

Rakesh Bhasin is enormously experienced and respected. He represents clients in the most serious cases.’

The team are super-efficient and quick at responding to counsel’s requests. They work collaboratively with counsel to achieve the desired outcome for a client.’

The Legal 500 2024 on Edwards Duthie Shamash’s Crime Team

Court of Protection TIER 3

Rising Stars: Laura Mannering

Next Generation Partners: Melissa Law

At the helm at Edwards Duthie Shamash is the ‘brilliant’ Melissa Law who is a ‘highly experienced Court of Protection practitioner, who is meticulous in her case preparation, skillful in maintaining the strategic oversight, and tenacious in securing the best possible outcome for P’. The agile team continues to be instructed in complex health and welfare cases, as well as increasingly being instructed to act as agent for the Official Solicitor in serious medical treatment cases. Laura Mannering is another name to note.


Legal 500 Testimonials: Court of Protection

‘The team is led by Melissa Law. I have worked most closely with Laura Mannering and Kris Jackson, both of whom are excellent. They have a team with some very experienced COP practitioners’.

Kris Jackson has excellent judgment. Laura Mannering is extremely experienced. She is a fantastic lawyer, with a good eye for the points that should be taken.’

‘Edwards Duthie have an excellent Court of Protection team. They are dedicated, hard-working and knowledgeable. Melissa Law is very good. She has clear analytical approach which makes her a pleasure to work with’.

Laura Mannering is a standout individual. She has a fantastic bank of legal knowledge in the area. She is extremely personable but is prepared to be robust where circumstances require this’.

‘Excellent team led by Melissa Law. Very experienced CoP practitioners, dedicated to getting the best outcome for clients and acting in P’s best interests’.

Melissa Law is an excellent, experienced CoP solicitor. Dedicated to clients and always up to date with legal developments’.

‘Great firm providing high quality advice and representation in mental capacity law. Kris Jackson is a standout solicitor. He has amazing attention to detail and is fantastic at keeping clients and counsel up-to-date with recent developments in the case’.

Sarah Lerner excels at complex cases with mental capacity and mental health law. There is no one better’.

The Legal 500 2024 on Edwards Duthie Shamash’s Court of Protection Team

Real Estate > Social Housing: Tenant TIER 4

Edwards Duthie Shamash‘s offering encompasses advice on a full range of housing matters and the team is led by James Harrison, who has particular expertise in homelessness and allocation matters. The group is committed to Legal Aid work and has established connections with various advice agencies and charitable organisations.

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